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IPO-bound Ather converts itself into public entity

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Electric scooter manufacturer Ather Energy has converted itself into a public company. This marks the company’s concrete step towards a definitive initial public offering (IPO) plan.

The board at Ather has approved the resolution to change the company’s status from private to public. Its name has now changed from Ather Energy Private Limited to Ather Energy Limited.

The company recently raised Rs 286 crore ($34 million) in a mix of debt and equity through venture debt and co-founders.

As per the startup data intelligence platform TheKredible, Hero Moto Corp is an associate company of Ather and controls around 38% stake with its recent investment of Rs 124 crore ($15 million) which materialized early this month. It has raised over $550 million to date and was valued at $750 million during its Series E round.

According to Vahan data, Ather was the fourth largest two-wheeler EV manufacturer which controlled 9.45% market share in May. Ola Electric maintained the top position followed by TVS and Bajaj. Ather sold 6,024 units in the last month, up from 4,000 units in April. In March, its total sales stood at 17,000 units.

Ather reported a flat scale during the fiscal year ending March 2024. Its revenue from operations decreased by a modest 1.5% decrease to Rs 1,754 crore in FY24 from Rs 1,781 crore in FY23.

It competes with Ola Electric which got SEBI’s nod for its $660 million initial public offering this month. Ola Electric grew at an exponential rate in FY23 as its revenue from operations spiked seven-fold to Rs 2,631 crore in FY23. TVS, Hero Electric, River, and Okinawa are some other competitors of Ather.

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